Dr. Robert Fastiggi
Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Professor of Systematic Theology, has been at Sacred Heart Major Seminary since 1999. Prior to coming to Detroit, he taught at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas from 1985-1999. Dr. Fastiggi received an A.B. in Religion (summa cum laude) from Dartmouth College in 1974; a M.A. in Theology from Fordham University in 1976; and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham in 1987. In addition, he has done private research in Paris and Montréal, and he took part in a study-tour of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain sponsored by the National Council for U.S.-Arab relations.
During his time at Sacred Heart, Dr. Fastiggi has taught a wide variety of courses, including, Ecclesiology, Christian Anthropology, Mariology, Trinity and Christology and the Sacramental Life of the Church. He is a board member of the Mariological Society of America and the Society for Catholic Liturgy.
He has published and edited several books, including the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Supplements to the New Catholic Encyclopedia (Gale Cenage Learning and Catholic University of America Press), for which he served as executive editor.
Dr. Fastiggi was born in Montclair, New Jersey and now resides in Michigan with his wife, Kathleen, and their three children: Mary, Anthony and Clare.
Dr. Robert Fastiggi's Books
New Catholic Encyclopedia 2011 Supplement, 2 volumes (executive editor) Farmington Hills, MI and Washington, D.C.: Gale Cengage and Catholic University of America Press, 2011. ISBN-10: 1414475918 and ISBN-13: 978-1414475912.
New Catholic Encyclopedia 2010 Supplement, 2 volumes (executive editor). Farmington Hills, MI and Washington, D.C.: Gale Cengage and Catholic University of America Press, 2010). ISBN -10: 1-4144-7588-8 (set); ISBN-13: 978-1-4144-7588-2 (set).
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009: The Church and Science/ The Church in the United States [executive editor] (Farmington Hills, MI and Washington, D.C.: Gale Cengage and the Catholic University of America Press, 2009). ISBN-10: 1414475268 and ISBN-13: 978-1414475264
Called to Holiness and Communion: Vatican II on the Church [co-editor with Fr. Steven Boguslawski, OP] (University of Scranton Press, 2009) ISBN-10: 1589661583
The Mystical Theology of the Catholic Reformation: An Overview of Baroque Spirituality [co-author José Pereira] (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2006).
The Natural Theology of Yves de Paris by Robert L. Fastiggi, Ph.D.
Published by Scholars Press 1991: Atlanta, GA
What the Church Teaches about Sex: God's Plan for Human Happiness (Our Sunday Visitor, 2009) ISBN-10: 1592762123
De Maria Numquam Satis: The Significance of the Catholic Doctrines on the Blessed Virgin Mary for All People (co-editor with Judith Marie Gentle) (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2009) ISBN 0-7618-4847-9/ 978-0-7618-4847-9.
Denzinger-Hünermann, Enchiridion symbolorum definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum: A Compendium of Creeds, Definitions, and Declarations of the Catholic Church (43rd edition) [co-editor with Anne Englund Nash of the English edition] (Ignatius Press, Fall 2012) ISBN 9780898707465
St. Paul, the Natural Law, and Contemporary Legal Theory [co-editor with Jane Adolphe and Michael Vacca] (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012) ISBN-10: 0739168576; ISBN-13: 978-0739168578